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2014-08-13 08:33:58

Competition Seeks to Identify Tech Solution to Help Community College Students Graduate and Avoid Poverty NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Robin Hood, New York's largest poverty fighting organization, ideas42, a leading behavioral ideas lab, along with The City University of New York (CUNY), the leading urban university system in the U.S., today announced the semi-finalists for The Robin Hood College Success Prize, a competition designed to identify scalable technology solutions to...

2014-04-30 12:22:25

Robin Hood, Philanthropic and Nonprofit Leaders Come Together with the White House's Joining Forces Initiative to launch the Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Robin Hood is joining over 30 philanthropic organizations and corporations to announce pledges over the next five years to support veterans and military family. Robin Hood has committed $20 million over the next three years to continue to provide needed services to...

2014-04-02 08:32:29

NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Robin Hood announced the release of the Poverty Tracker survey results, developed in partnership with Columbia University's Population Research Center. This quarterly survey of 2,300 households throughout the five boroughs and across all income levels is designed to take a deeper, more realistic look at disadvantage among New Yorkers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130812/NY62679LOGO-b The goal is to capture rich details on...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'